2022 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is pleased to announce the approval and release of the 2022 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).

CSWE’s Board of Accreditation (BOA) and Commission on Educational Policy (COEP) are responsible for developing the 2022 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The educational policy was developed by COEP and approved by the CSWE Board of Directors on June 3, 2022. The accreditation standards were developed and approved by BOA on June 9, 2022.

2022 EPAS

Download a copy of the EPAS

2022 EPAS Accreditation Toolkit Now Available!

The toolkit launched December 2022 and includes accreditation resources such as the 2022 EPAS Interpretation Guide, templates, forms, and more.  Accreditation trainings are now available.

2022 EPAS Implementation Timeline

Learn more about your program's required 2022 EPAS transition date here.

Temporary Waiver Available for AS M3.2.4 in the 2015 EPAS

As of October 2022, the BOA offers an optional temporary waiver to the accreditation standard pertaining to minimum number of full-time faculty required for master’s social work programs (Accreditation Standard M3.2.4). This temporary waiver permits master's programs with accreditation reviews under the 2015 EPAS to operate with a minimum of four (4) full-time faculty, as permitted in the 2022 EPAS.

Complete and submit the Temporary Waiver Request Form to Katie Gibson-Ledl, Director of Accreditation Services, at [email protected].